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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2016

Deadline: 12-Nov-2015

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The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)

  • Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognised institution.


Master degree or equivalent University degree recognized by the Swiss University.

The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application.

Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible

How to apply?

Questions and application documents, have to be submitted at the following address:

Swiss Embassy in New Delhi Nyaya Marg,

Chanakyapuri, 110021 New Delhi


Tel: 0091 11 4995 9500


More Information

The following document is needed along with the application form. 

The FCS 2016-2017 official application form with photo CV with list of publications Motivation letter (max. 2 pages).

A copy of the confirmation from a professor at the intended Swiss university stating that they are willing to supervise the research (incl. a short CV).

2 letters of recommendation from professors (use the FCS form only). 

A complete and signed research proposal (max. 5 pages) using exclusively the official FCS research proposal form provided with the application package.

Photocopies of certificates from previously attended university/colleges and diplomas with grades.

Medical certificate (use solely the official FCS form).

Two copies of passport.

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